Leaded glass windows

Out with the New and in with the Old!

I’m busy working on my new novel (YA, Fantasy, Dystopian) but wanted to share a bit of other exciting news with you. I’m moving! No—not to a new blog, to a new house. Or rather… a new, old house. Actually, we’re moving (The husband, puppy and me).

After spending 15 years in a new house (We were the first owners, so it will always feel new to us.), we’re moving to a brick bungalow, built in 1915. It’s a beautiful home in an equally beautiful, historic neighborhood—both of which I can’t wait to explore.

We’re moving in slowly, over the next several months. In the meantime, I’m posting a few pictures of some of the things I like about my new, old house. Things I call “character” that, like 20 something-year-olds, most new houses don’t have. (Don’t worry, 20 something-year-olds, you’ll have more character than you want, soon enough!)

Enjoy, and by the way—Happy Valentine’s Day!

Leaded glass windows

Love the vintage leaded glass tulips! (And the not so vintage Starbucks latte)

And the large wood hallways and leaded glass windows

And the large wood hallways and leaded glass windows

Built in cabinets with the glass knobs--who wouldn't want those?

Built in cabinets with the glass knobs–who wouldn’t want those?


Original antique light fixtures.

More light

More antique light fixtures


And chains. You gotta have chains!


8 thoughts on “Out with the New and in with the Old!

  1. John Guy Collick says:

    That looks beautiful, very Pre-Raphaelite. I’d love to live in a house like that. I have a couple of friends who live in houses dating from round about the 15th or 16th centuries. Very picturesque but a nightmare to maintain. By law, if they break a window, it has to be repaired by a craftsman specialising in medieval glazing using exactly the same tools they used 500 years ago. Not cheap.


    • Lorijo Metz says:

      You notice I didn’t mention maintenance! Our windows need work as well. Luckily the house is not quite as old as your friend’s (this is American, after all. We don’t go back that far!). But, hopefully, it’s worth it for the charm.


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